Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day Activities in the Treasure Valley

O.K. So with the three-day week-end upon us, I searched and searched for activities to do.  What I found was that there are festivals, fun runs, concerts, and all kinds of FUN activities all over the internet for this week-end..  Most of these activities do not pay tribute to the men and women that have given their lives for our country (the very reason why we have Memorial Day and the three-day week-end).  With a little research, I did find some ceremonies honoring our military.  If you would like to take part in these ceremonies, here is the information:

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The City of Nampa in conjunction with the American Legion, Joseph H Murray, Post 18 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the men and women who have been in the service for our country and many who have made the supreme sacrifice of giving their lives so that we might live in freedom. What: Memorial Day Ceremony When: Monday, May 28, 2012 Time: 10 AM Where: Kohlerlawn Cemetery Veteran’s Loop 76 6th Street North, Nampa

Occurs once: May 28, 2012 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Contact Name: Nampa Rec Center

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (208)468-5858


Kohlerlawn Cemetery Veteran’s Loop
76 6th Street North, Nampa, ID 83686

Ticketing Phone: (208)468-5858

Ticketing URL:



WHAT: The public is invited to the annual Memorial Day celebration at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. The ceremony will feature a wreath laying ceremony, the Idaho National Guard 25th Army Band, bagpipes, and a rifle and cannon salute. At the conclusion of the ceremonies there will be an A-10 fly over by the 124th Fighter Wing Idaho Air National Guard.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, May 28

WHERE: Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise (There will be no parking available within the cemetery grounds. Attendees are asked to arrive early and park their vehicles at the Optimist Youth Sports Complex at 9889 Hill Rd and take a free shuttle to and from the cemetery. The shuttle is handicap accessible.) WHO: Keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Alan Gayhart, US Army (Ret). Colonel David Brasuell, USMC (Ret) Division Administrator, Idaho Division of Veterans Services will provide opening remarks. WHY: This annual ceremony is a Memorial Day celebration in remembrance of those who devoted their lives to keeping America free.

INFORMATION: For more information call the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 208-577-2330.

Occurs once: May 28, 2012 (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)

Contact Name: Patti Murphy

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 208-336-3424


Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID 83703

Ticket Price: Free



Memorial Day Remembrance Program Caldwell, Idaho (May 28,2012) Hillcrest Memorial Gardens will host a Memorial Day Remembrance Program, Monday, May 28, 2012. Please join us for a day of remembering and celebrating. We will begin serving free refreshments at 11:30am and the program will begin at 1:00pm. This service is designed to help families and friends remember and honor those that have served and are serving on our Armed Forces, through music and reflection. Chaplain Bob Cruthirds Lt. Col, USAF (Retired) will give a keynote speech that will include a message of hope and comfort for those grieving and remembering. Mark Maselli and the Boise SQ. Civil Air Patrol will perform a symbolic flag fold and talk on the flag folding honor. The Musettes will perform patriotic as well as inspirational musical selections. Antique military equipment, brought by the SW Idaho Military Preservation Society, will be on display all morning. It will be a wonderful day of remembering, celebrating and honoring our loved ones. The event is FREE and open to everyone in the community. Hillcrest Memorial Gardens 15862 S Indiana Ave Caldwell, ID 83607 208-459-4949 (Corner of Karcher Road and Indiana Ave)

Occurs once: May 28, 2012 (11:30 AM to 2:00 PM)

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 208-459-4949


Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
15862 S Indiana Ave, Caldwell, ID 83607

Ticket Price: Free

Have Fun, Be Safe, and thank your military!


American Heart Association Walk or Volunteer!

Get out and walk or volunteer this week-end to fight cardiovascular disease!

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans. ‘In fact, someone dies from CVD every 38 seconds!” says The American Heart Association.  It is responsible for more deaths in women than all forms of cancer combined.  In infants, the most common cause of infant deaths from birth defects are caused from congenital cardiovascular birth defects.

If you would like to walk, here is the website and the event information:

Event Information

  • Date:     May 19, 2012
  • Location: Julia Davis Park Time:
  • Festival Area Opens: 8:00 AM, Walk Begins: 10:00 AM
  • The Route: 3-mile walk & 1-mile optional Route

Event Schedule
8:00am – Festival Area opens at the Julia Davis Bandshell

  • -Complementary healthy snacks
  • -Company Photos
  • -Heart/Stroke Survivor Red Cap pickup
  • -Family Fun Zone
  • -Heart health education
  • -VIP Area (for walkers who have raised $1,000 or more)
  • -Turn in donations

9:00am – Opening Ceremonies & Announcements 10:00am – Walk Begins through downtown Boise (1-mile & 5K routes) 11:00am – Awards presentation for top companies and individuals

The Event Coordinators could still use Volunteers!!  Here is information from the Volunteer Committee:

Friday, May 18th  [5-10 Volunteers]1 pm – 5 pm; This day will be primarily fun set-up and much less involved than Saturday, the day of the event. You’ll get to be involved with the behind-the-scenes crew getting ready for the big day!

Saturday, May 19th  [10-15 volunteers]5 am – 8 am; For you early morning birds, who like to get an early start, please join us in the final moments before the event while we put together all the loose ends in anticipation of our 10,000 walkers. Things will be fun and busy as we prepare and then you will be done just in time to enjoy the festivities or participate in the walk! We promise coming to help out this early will pay off when you get to see all the fun things we have coming for the festival!

8 am – cleanup is complete (usually by 1pm);  [50-75 volunteers] Those who volunteer for this shift will get to be in the midst of all the action and help out with making sure the event is as fun as possible for both you and our walkers! Help our photographers, vendors, stage managers and more run the show, or be a smiling face and cheering voice for all our incredible walkers in a great community space!

Please contact Debbie Mills, Heart Walk Volunteers Committee, at for further details!